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[Case Report] Cutaneous nodules with positive autoantibodies: histoid leprosy

In March, 2013, a 33-year-old housewife with no medical or drug history presented to our hospital with a 1 year history of painless discrete cutaneous nodules. The first soybean-sized nodule had appeared on her right wrist, gradually followed by nodules on the limbs (figure), trunk, and face. She had no fevers, joint pain, or hair loss, and her family history was negative for skin or autoimmune disease. On examination, she had 17 red nodules each measuring 0·5–1 cm in diameter, some firm and others soft in texture, and light red livedo reticularis on her limbs.